LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) today announced that John Kilroy, KRC's chairman, president and chief executive officer, is a winner of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award in the real estate category in Greater Los Angeles. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. John Kilroy was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a black-tie Awards Gala event on June 16th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
"The award is reflective of the talented, driven and collaborative spirit within the organization that we have built here at KRC. Our company culture is based on meritocracy – we strive to motivate and inspire everyone at every level to achieve both personal and professional goals at home, work and within their community," said John Kilroy, KRC's chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Now in its 29th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national award recipients include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2014 winner Dr. David Hung, President and CEO and Chairman of Medivation.
As a Greater Los Angeles award recipient, John Kilroy is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 national program. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award recipient, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Sponsors. Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In Greater Los Angeles, regional sponsors include: Platinum sponsors – Marsh, Merrill Datasite, Scherzer International, Smart Business, Tangram, and Union Bank. Silver sponsors – Acacia Wealth Advisors, Ballard Spahr, Cresa, and Vaco Los Angeles.
About Kilroy Realty Corporation. With more than 65 years’ experience owning, developing, acquiring and managing real estate assets in West Coast real estate markets, Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC), a publicly traded real estate investment trust and member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, is one of the region’s premier landlords. The company provides physical work environments that foster creativity and productivity and serves a broad roster of dynamic, innovation-driven tenants, including technology, entertainment, digital media and health care companies. At March 31, 2015, the company’s stabilized portfolio totaled 13.0 million square feet of office properties, all located in the coastal regions of greater Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. The company is recognized by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) as the North American leader in sustainability and was ranked first among 151 North American participants across all asset types. At the end of the first quarter, the company’s properties were 42% LEED certified and 60% of eligible properties were ENERGY STAR certified. In addition, KRC had approximately 1.7 million square feet of new office and mixed-use development under construction with a total estimated investment of approximately $1.1 billion. More information is available at http://www.kilroyrealty.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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